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Live Laugh Love

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far. I am having fun working on my Wild & Wonderful Summer projects. A lot of going with the flow creating happening here.

I decided to pop in & share the final card from the Tonic Studios Kit 21 class this week. I decided to mix up my class a bit and add in other stamps & products this time. I have been getting the kits because A. they are a fabulous value and B. so I am familiar with the Tonic Studios & Nuvo products. When you have done direct sales for over 10 years representing certain products, it’s time to play and learn what wonderful things are available when you go independent. That includes mixing companies & products into the creative process.

This card has a mixture of elements on it. Let’s take a look.

Card Basics:

  • Cut a card base from Catalina Splash 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cut a Turbo Teal layer 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cut a Lemon Drop Layer 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • On the Lemon Drop Layer I used the Distress Stencil in the kit and the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse that was included to add the hearts.
  • After the hearts were dry, it needed a bit more interest so I took my Romantic Script background stamp from My Favorite Things and stamped it over the Lemon Drop Layer in Lemon Drop ink.
  • Cut Spellbinders Shapeabilities Live Laugh Love dies out of scraps of Cool Pool, Turbo Teal & Catalina Splash and adhered to the card.
  • I used Nuvo Glitter Gloss to highlight everything with a bit of sparkle.

Take a look at the products you have on hand & see how you can mix them up while you are creating.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cards, Classes, Tonic Studios

Wild & Wonderful Summer

Hi Everyone!

Let’s get this blog up & running again!

I have a new theme for the next 100 days, June 1st – Sept. 8th.

Summer!

I will be playing in several different types of art & media from standard cards to hand lettering, Bible journaling/handmade books to mixed media. I have goals to post to the blog, do some live videos & of course share everyday here or on FB.

My Wild & Wonderful theme runs through 3 areas of life and is as much personal time as it is sharing time.

Worship – time in God’s Word, Bible study & journaling, plus hand lettering Bible verses.

Wild Art – joy in creating & playing in different areas & sharing art, tips & techniques.

Wonderful Life – celebrating each day & finding ways to share more blessings & brightening up someone’s day.

Today’s card is the 1st for this Monday’s class featuring Tonic Studio’s Craft Kit #21 which they labeled as Distressed Detail and I think of more as Shabby Chic. I took one of the element dies & created an elegant card perfect for a wedding or anniversary or just simply to brighten somenone’s day. It would be easy to change out the sentiment for several occasions.

Card Basics:

  • Deep Lilac base 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Lavender Fusion layer 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Brushed Silver layer 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Die cut Brushed Silver on both ends with small border type die in Tonic Studios Craft Kit 21 or similar die of choice and assemble together.
  • Die cut Lovely day sentiment in Brushed silver & border in Deep Lilac & adhere together. Pop onto Brushed Silver mat layer.
  • Add rhinestones or gemstones of choice.

Note: Feel free to use this card as a sketch or jumping off point to use the items in your supplies to create a similar look.

Summer is a great time to work on mini goals. I challenge you to find a goal you want to work on for the summer. Maybe it’s reading a couple of books, relaxing more, ramping up your exercise, spending more time with family, taking a class in something you’ve always wanted to learn. What will you do with your summer? List your goal(s) and how you want to tackle them.

Have a Wild & Wonderful Summer!